Crowdpilot: Bring Friends, Strangers and Hired Help in Your Conversation

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Mon, Feb 17th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The concept behind Crowdpilot takes our digital interconnectivity to a whole new level by permitting you to "crowdsource your conversations." The app allows you to bring "a group of your friends or strangers along to listen in and assist you in any situation." From the post in the RHIZOME blog explaining the app:

Crowdpilot lets you "crowdsource your social interactions" by audio-streaming them and soliciting advice from your friends, or from total strangers, online. You can download Crowdpilot for free on your iPhone, or you can listen to others' dates, and offer advice to them, by logging in to the project website.

[...] Crowdpilot builds on an earlier experiment called Social Turkers in which McCarthy employed Mechanical Turk workers to advise her during the dating process. The app version includes an option to hire advisors via Turk, but it's also possible to use it to solicit realtime advice via social networks and the website.

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